By Carolynne Keenan, Contributing Writer
On May 7, Julie Hartman was honored by the Frederick County Career and Technology Center (CTC) for her support of the CTC’s Biomedical Sciences Program. As an education program specialist for Outreach and Special Programs at NCI at Frederick, Hartman is responsible for NCI at Frederick’s participation in the program, which is designed to offer Frederick County high school students hands-on, practical laboratory experience beyond the typical classroom setting.
Hartman brings together NCI at Frederick’s scientists and high school students to provide high-level internships that give the next generation of scientists a glimpse into their future careers, and help expand their scientific knowledge base.
“She is an essential component in the students’ success as she works behind the scenes to ensure that they are thriving in their new environment,” noted Greg Solberg, CTC principal, during the honors ceremony.
“NCI has been good to the BioMed Program,” Solberg added in a recent e-mail. “But Julie Hartman has been the glue that makes a lot of it happen for our kids.”
Graduates of the program are encouraged to continue building on their knowledge base by pursuing a science or health-oriented program in college. Several graduates are currently in nursing or other health-related programs.
“I’m passionate about my commitment in helping the next generation of scientists gain the knowledge and experience to perform well in their future careers,” Hartman said, adding that she was “very honored” to receive the award. ′